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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Employee Profile

Nishanth Rodrigues

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Information Technology
Chief Information Officer
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300 Powers Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7206
Joined UM: September 5, 2017

Brief Bio

Nishanth Rodrigues is The University of Mississippi's Chief Information Officer. Nishanth has more than 24 years of IT experience in academia, manufacturing (automotive and pharmaceutical) and professional health care organizations. His prior role was the Assistant Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Michigan State University. Nishanth led a team responsible for all aspects related to Infrastructure, Data Center, Electronic Medical Record, Service Management and Operations for the approximately 65,000 member campus spanning over 10,000 acres. Before that, Nishanth was Director of IT Technology/InterOperability at Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo, Michigan. For his service, he was awarded the Bronson President's Leadership Award and earned the highest employee opinion survey results in 2013. Other positions Nishanth has held include Global Systems Engineering Manager at Perrigo Inc. in Allegan, Michigan, and Director of Operations and Infrastructure/Site Service Delivery Director and Clinical Systems Team Manager at Borgess Health/Ascension Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Nishanth earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University and his Bachelor's degree in Network Engineering from Davenport University. His professional memberships include the Intel Corp. Mobility Advisory Board, Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council, Big Ten Academic Alliance and several committees at Michigan State University and other national organizations.


Integrative Management
Michigan State University (2004)
Higher Education
The University of Mississippi (2023)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Diversity Liaisons - VCDCE
Other Kind of Committee
IT - HIPAA Compliance Committee
Other Kind of Committee
Incident Response Team (IRT)
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee